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Format: 2014-04-23
Format: 2014-04-23
Date Received Case Reference Respondent(s) Organisation Name Code Section Para(s) Commission Action Hearing Date & Time Hearing Venue Panel Decision Sanction Applied
10/02/2014
Details of Alleged Breach
Councillor Alasdair MacPherson Stirling Council
Section 2: Key Principles of the Code of Conduct
Section 3: General Conduct
Section 7: Taking Decisions on Quasi-Judicial or Regulatory Applications (Councillors’ Code only)
Annex C: Protocol for Relations between Councillors and Employees in Scottish Councils (Councillors’ Code only)
2.1
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.10
7.20
Annex C
Hold a Hearing 12/05/2014 - 9:30am The Royal Hotel 55 Henderson Street Bridge of Allan FK9 4HG
05/12/2013
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/R/1397 Councillor Mark Macmillan Renfrewshire Council Section 5: Declaration of Interests
5.1
5.3
5.5
5.10
Hold a Hearing 06/03/2014 - 9:30am Glynhill Hotel, 169 Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8XB Breach Suspension
02/12/2013
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/Fa/1392 Councillor Robert Spears Falkirk Council Section 3: General Conduct
3.2
3.20
Hold a Hearing 17/02/2014 - 9:30am - 18/02/2014 - 9:30am Best Western Park Hotel, Camelon Road, Falkirk, FK1 5RY Breach Censure
02/04/2013
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/SB/1291 Councillor Ron Smith Scottish Borders Council
Section 4: Registration of Interests
Section 5: Declaration of Interests
Section 7: Taking Decisions on Quasi-Judicial or Regulatory Applications (Councillors’ Code only)
4.22
5.2
5.3
5.7
7.11
7.12
7.15
Hold a Hearing 10/07/2013 - 9:30am - 11/07/2013 - 9:30am Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Breach Suspension
04/03/2013
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/Mi/1278 Cllr Lisa Beattie and Mr Colin Beattie MSP (former Cllr) Midlothian Council Section 4: Registration of Interests
4.1
4.10
4.18
4.19
Hold a Hearing 18/06/2013 - 9:30am - 2:00pm Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Road, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 3LL Breach Censure
24/01/2013
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/H/1231 Cllr Kenneth MacLeod Highland Council
Section 5: Declaration of Interests
Section 7: Taking Decisions on Quasi-Judicial or Regulatory Applications (Councillors’ Code only)
5.3
5.6
7.15
Hold a Hearing 18/03/2013 - 9:30am - 11:30am Townhouse, High Street, Inverness, IV2 1JJ Breach Censure
19/12/2012
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/Fa/1264 Cllr William F Buchanan Falkirk Council Section 3: General Conduct 3.16 Hold a Hearing 17/04/2013 - 9:30am Best Western Park Hotel, Camelon Road, Falkirk FK1 5RY Breach Censure
14/12/2011
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/EL/1133 & 1138 Cllr Barry Turner East Lothian Council Section 7: Taking Decisions on Quasi-Judicial or Regulatory Applications (Councillors’ Code only)
7.1
7.3
7.10
7.11
Hold a Hearing 20/02/2012 - 9:30am Maitlandfield House Hotel, 24 Sidegate, Haddington, EH41 4BZ Breach Suspension
08/09/2011
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/E/1098 & 1108 Cllr Elaine Morris City of Edinburgh Council Section 3: General Conduct
3.14
3.15
Hold a Hearing 22/11/2011 - 9:30am - 3:00pm Best Western Edinburgh Capital Hotel, 187 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UG Breach Censure
29/07/2011
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/G/1049 Cllr David Turner Glasgow City Council
Section 2: Key Principles of the Code of Conduct
Section 3: General Conduct
2.2
3.14
Hold a Hearing 01/12/2011 - 9:30am Jurys Inn, 80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, G1 4QC Breach Censure
06/05/2011
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/NL/961 Cllr Paul Delaney North Lanarkshire Council
Section 3: General Conduct
Annex C: Protocol for Relations between Councillors and Employees in Scottish Councils (Councillors’ Code only)
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.10
3.15
3.16
3.20
20
Hold a Hearing 28/09/2011 - 9:30am North Lanarkshire Council, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, ML1 1AB Breach Suspension
30/03/2011
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/ER/1046C Cllr Mary Montague East Renfrewshire Council Section 4: Registration of Interests
4.2
4.3
4.7
4.20
Hold a Hearing 06/06/2011 - 9:30am The Busby Hotel, Field Road, Clarkston, Glasgow, G76 8RX Breach Censure
31/03/2010
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/SI/852 Cllr James Budge & Cllr Adam Doull Shetland Islands Council Section 5: Declaration of Interests
5.7
5.16
Hold a Hearing 08/07/2010 - 9:30am The Shetland Hotel Holmsgarth Road Lerwick ZE1 OPW Breach Censure
12/11/2009
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/WL/814 - B Cllr Jim Dickson
Section 3: General Conduct
Section 7: Taking Decisions on Quasi-Judicial or Regulatory Applications (Councillors’ Code only)
Annex C: Protocol for Relations between Councillors and Employees in Scottish Councils (Councillors’ Code only)
No Further Action
12/11/2009
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/WL/814 - A Cllr Gordon Beurskens
Section 3: General Conduct
Section 5: Declaration of Interests
Section 7: Taking Decisions on Quasi-Judicial or Regulatory Applications (Councillors’ Code only)
Annex C: Protocol for Relations between Councillors and Employees in Scottish Councils (Councillors’ Code only)
No Further Action
21/07/2009
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/R/843 Cllr Audrey Doig Renfrewshire Council Section 5: Declaration of Interests
5.6
5.15
5.16
Hold a Hearing 01/10/2009 - 9:30am Glynhill Hotel, 169 Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8XB Breach Censure
02/06/2009
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/EA/833 Cllr Helen Coffey East Ayrshire Council Section 4: Registration of Interests
4.2
4.3
4.20
Hold a Hearing 25/08/2009 - 9:30am The Park Hotel Rugby Park Kilmarnock KA1 2DP Breach Censure
05/01/2009
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/WD/732, 736, 749 Cllr James Bollan West Dunbartonshire Council
Section 2: Key Principles of the Code of Conduct
Section 3: General Conduct
Annex C: Protocol for Relations between Councillors and Employees in Scottish Councils (Councillors’ Code only)
2.2
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.14
3.20
20
Hold a Hearing 31/03/2009 - 9:30am The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre Beardmore Street Clydebank Glasgow G81 4SA Breach Suspension
23/10/2008
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/S/636, 712 Cllr Gerard O'Brien Stirling Council
Section 3: General Conduct
Section 7: Taking Decisions on Quasi-Judicial or Regulatory Applications (Councillors’ Code only)
Annex C: Protocol for Relations between Councillors and Employees in Scottish Councils (Councillors’ Code only)
3.2
3.20
7.7
20
Hold a Hearing 24/02/2009 - 9:30am The Royal Hotel and Lodge 55 Henderson Street Bridge of Allan FK9 4HG Breach Disqualification
25/07/2008
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/Mi/631,676,677 Cllr Alex Bennett Cllr Jack Aitchison Midlothian Council Section 5: Declaration of Interests
5.3
5.18
Hold a Hearing 08/10/2008 - 9:30am Melville Castle Hotel Gilmerton Road Midlothian EH18 1AP Breach Suspension
02/05/2007
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/SI/490 Cllr Alexander Cluness Shetland Islands Council Section 4: Registration of Interests
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.10
4.20
Hold a Hearing 01/08/2007 - 9:30am The Shetland Hotel Holmsgarth Road Lerwick ZE1 OPW Breach Censure
14/12/2006
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/G/471 Cllr John Mason Glasgow City Council
Section 2: Key Principles of the Code of Conduct
Section 3: General Conduct
2.2
3.14
Hold a Hearing 07/03/2007 - 9:30am Menzies Glasgow Hotel 27 Washington Street Glasgow G3 8AZ Breach Suspension
14/12/2006
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/WD/425 Cllr James Bollan West Dunbartonshire Council
Section 2: Key Principles of the Code of Conduct
Section 3: General Conduct
2.2
3.2
3.4
3.20
Hold a Hearing 12/02/2007 - 9:30am Best Western Conference Hotel Beardmore Street Clydebank Glasgow G81 4SA Breach Suspension